Blog log from R8 of 2017: Gold Coast vs Port Adelaide

Sam Gray wins a free in the pocket against Saad for contact below the knees. He arcs around on his set shot but misses to the near side. (Q1 5:12)
Bizarre scramble on the GC goal line with Barlow, Byrne-Jones and Polec all trying to soccer the ball through. The umpires call is a goal and upon review the decision stands. (Q1 8:10)
Wingard loads up from 50m out on the tightest of angles and it only narrowly falls short and is punched through for a behind. (Q1 12:38)
Miller running out of defence is run down from behind by Dixon 30m out directly in front. Dixon goals. (Q1 12:38)
Brooksby has a bad moment deep in defence and Gray capitalises and snaps a goal. (Q1 15:54)
Lemmens marks 60m out, runs to 50m and has a shot but it misses to the right. (Q1 19:09)
High ball to the hotspot of the Port forward line where the ball is punched forward of the pack for Amon to gather and snap a nice goal. (Q1 20:56)
Impey hands to Polec who sidesteps Hall and kicks a nice goal from 40m out about 10m in from the boundary. (Q1 25:53)
Ebert scrambles the ball forward where Dixon does well to gather, turn onto his left and snap at goal but he misses to the left. (Q1 30:16)
Gray bursts out of a stoppage and kicks a nice goal from the pocket to put Port four goals up and right on top. (Q2 7:24)
Miller tries to dribble through a near impossible goal from the pocket, ignoring Barlow in the process, and it hits the post. (Q2 9:23)
Hall misses a handball in defensive 50 where Ah Chee recovers and hands to Gray who kicks the goal. (Q2 15:40)
Westhoff gathers in the pocket, throws it on the boot and it dribbles through for a remarkable goal! (Q2 19:07)
Gray wins the football inside 50, hands to Ah Chee who does well to evade a tackle and hand to Impey who snaps a goal. (Q2 25:22)
Matera taken high after handballing towards goal. Joyce receives the downfield free 20m out and kicks the goal. (Q2 29:37)
Harbrow caught coming out of defence by Impey, Wingard takes the advantage and chips to Gray 35m out. Gray misses. (Q3 3:28)
Hall coughs up a handball in defence and it falls to Gray who snaps quickly but misses another one. (Q3 5:27)
Big turnover in the middle of the ground by Saad and Port bring it back to Dixon via Amon and Ebert. Dixon misses his shot from 40m out directly in front. (Q3 7:03)
Miller hands to Ablett who steps past three Port players and has a short from 35m out but misses to the left. Nearly a phenomenal goal. (Q3 8:09)
Saad loads up from 55m out but it bounces through for a behind. (Q3 8:44)
Bouncing ball towards the GC goal and Dixon manages to get a boot on it and kick it past Saad for a goal. (Q3 17:12)
Another goal for Port as Dixon gathers and hands to Ah Chee who slots it from 40m out close to the boundary. (Q3 22:27)
Wingard kicks long into the forward line where Boak marks on his chest after outmanoeuvring Barlow. His shot from 35m out on a slight angle is a goal. (Q4 0:21)
Ryder intercepts a GC kick 80 from goal and finds Westhoff on the lead 30m from goal on a 45 degree angle. He misses to the right. (Q4 4:59)
Ryder kicks a ball forward out of the ruck contest and Brooksby gives away a high free on Ah Chee 35m out on a 45 degree angle. Ah Chee goals. (Q4 6:38)
Fiorini with a tiny kick to Martin who loads up from 50 but misses badly to the left. (Q4 12:41)
Witts receives a downfield free kick at the top of the goalsquare and misses it badly to the right. (Q4 14:24)
Miller kicks long to Sexton in the square but Byrne-Jones fists it through. Very good defence. (Q4 17:26)
Boak under no pressure with a 2 on 1 in Port’s favour running to goal and he shanks the kick for goal, missing to the right. (Q4 19:08)
Lemmens finds Wright on the lead 45m out directly in front. Wright loads up and is lucky to scrape in for a behind. (Q4 20:55)

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